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Parts of various tour evaluation forms / comments from tour members :

Comments about the June 2008 festival tour :

Mark,
     I am Debbie MacIvor's sister, and we just got back from the Czech Republic Festival Tour.  I can not describe what a fabulous time we had.  The Czech Republic is a truly beautiful country.
      We were able to find the house where my grandmother was born in Litomysl, and that was exciting.  It was kind of emotional for Dad, but we were right there with him & we took a lot of pictures.  I could go on and on about everything we experienced and learned, but that would take pages.  If I had to chose one highlight of the trip, I couldn't do it -- there are just too many.  The trip is a memory that will last forever -- plus we took a LOT of pictures! 
     Ramon was the perfect guide.  He is a wealth of knowledge (his knowledge of history and stories about every place was extremely interesting), has a wonderful sense of humor, is so much fun, and he was so patient and kind to Dad.  Our driver, Pavel, is also the best -- he is so nice and very helpful.
     I live in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, and we had planned to take a day trip to Carlsbad, Czech Republic, but there just wasn't time to do that and shop!  We chose shopping. 
     Our accommodations were also good -- one hotel even had a computer we could use for free -- email home.  Everything was clean, neat, and more than adequate -- we even figured out how to work the tilt-out windows so we could open them.  Imagine -- huge open windows and no biting bugs -- perfect. 
     Anyway, I just wanted you to know how much fun we all had, and how much we learned.  Dad's Czech was a little rusty, but he did pretty good.  Ramon helped him. 
     Thank you so much for a super tour.
 
Sincerely,   Nicole Walker   Carlsbad, New Mexico.  Traveled with :  Debbie  MACIVOR  Springerville, Arizona.
                    Kathy POHL,  Raton, New Mexico.   and  Paul NOVOTNY  Silver City, New Mexico. 
 


comments about the June 2008 festival tour :
 

                                                                         July 14th 2008  

Dear Mark,

We are writing to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to

the Czech Republic. Our guide Ramon did an excellent job. 

We were really impressed with his knowledge of all the many

different sights that we visited on your tour.

We will certainly recommend your tours to our friends and family.
 

Sincerely,  John Bittner & Vivian Schultz,  Appleton, Wisconsin. 

 




 

May 2008   Heritage Tours    Evaluation Form
 

In order to provide you with the best possible service on Heritage Tours, we
would appreciate your constructive comments about the  tour you were just on :
 

 Were you pleased with the tour in general ?
 

    We were very pleased with the tour.
 

 Did this tour provide everything you expected from the information given ? 
 

     Yes it did and we were glad we were able to see Poland and shop.
 

 What features of this tour did you especially like ? 
 

  Seeing the country, castles and churches and have some time to shop.

 

Bob  & Arlene  HOUSER   Lincoln, NE 

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May 2008    Heritage Tours    Evaluation Form
 

In order to provide you with the best possible service on Heritage Tours, we
 

would appreciate your constructive comments about the tour you were just on :
 

 Were you pleased with the tour in general ?     
 

  Oh, Yes
 

Did this tour provide everything you expected from the information given ? 
 

  That and more.
 

What features of this tour did you especially like ? 
 

  Hearing about the cultural heritage, seeing the countryside, visiting with residents, our guide!
 

Walt  & Sharon  FRIAUF    Safford, AZ 
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May 2008 Heritage Tours    Evaluation Form
 

 In order to provide you with the best possible service on Heritage Tours, we
 

would appreciate your constructive comments about the tour you were just on :
 

 Were you pleased with the tour in general ?
 

    **It exceeded all our expectations and was wonderful!

Did this tour provide everything you expected from the information given ? 
 

     **And more, because individual interests really were addressed, such as my archaeologist cousin's interest in the ossuary near Cesky Krumlov!!  When something extra is hinted at in an itinerary, it usually does not materialize and our interests really were considered, making this a far more meaningful experience.

What features of this tour did you especially like ? 
 

        **I had been on some of the old Cedok tours in the mid to late 1980's and we hit the prominent tourist places with only a smattering of the flavor of real life with the real people.  While I realize that there is a place for that type of tour, my group needed exactly what we experienced.  There was a good balance of sites and activities so that an overall picture emerged for my "first time visitor" family members that they will always remember.  The heritage approach was excellent.

What about the accommodations?
 

       **The hotels were excellent--rooms pleasant and clean.  Everything was very modern and updated.  Breakfasts were generous and tasty.
 

 How would you rate the performance of your guide, Ramon  ?
 

      ** Absolutely outstanding!  It was a delight to have someone who was so knowledgeable and articulate.  My previous experiences on several tours involved guides who were only marginally fluent in English and although willing, only provided a minimum of "memorized script."  Ramon made an effort to connect with all of us in the group and was always pleasant, friendly, informative, and entertaining!!  If we should return for another Heritage Tour, we would hope to have Ramon with us again!!

and the bus driver? 
 

    **Pavel was excellent and careful with our luggage!

Any other comments ?
 

      **As I have told anyone who has asked since I returned home, (actually just yesterday since we stayed
 

on a week),  of all the trips I have taken, this has been my favorite one and the best!

 

Sincerely,  Rose Mary Dakovic  and  John HORACEK   Wichita, Kansas  and
 

                                       Danny & Shirla  WALKER,  Laramie, Wyoming 

 

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May 2008 Heritage Tours    Evaluation Form
 

In order to provide you with the best possible service on Heritage Tours, we
 

would appreciate your constructive comments about the tour you were just on :
 

 Were you pleased with the tour in general ?
 

    Mary Ellen and I truely enjoyed the tour. After the tour we visited relatives in Litomysl and that was the icing on the cake.

Did this tour provide everything you expected from the information given ? 
 

    Yes. You weren't kidding when you said we would need good walking shoes.

 What features of this tour did you especially like ? 
 

    Wow that is a tough question. Certainly Prague is breath taking,  but I think the visit to Jitka's country home was special as was the special Folk singer concert. Also, liked the trip to Poland and the hill country around Nachod. Mary Ellen really like the glass factory and associated shopping. I found all the tour stops very interesting and diversified.

What features would you suggest be changed or eliminated ?
 

   You don't have to change anything. You might want to add a stop at a working farm that would have been very interesting for me as well as information about management of natural resources forests, wildlife etc, It appears as though their resources are very closely managed. A little more shopping opportunity in the small towns would have been nice since that is where the best shopping for antiques was.

What about the accommodations ? 
 

  Top shelf, the Nachod hotel was especially nice.
 

 How would you rate the performance of your guide ( Ramon ) ?
 

   This fellow really knows his stuff. I enjoyed him very much he is a real plus.  A++
 

 and bus driver ?
 

   I thought he did a great job. I sure as heck wouldn't have wanted to try and on those narrow twisting roads.
 

 Any other comments ?
 

    Nope! it would be fun to go again but we'll have to wait a few years. We would certainly recommend your tour to our friends.
Just a note. all the hotels had towels but no wash cloths and all had hair dryers.

Actual comments taken from our 2002 tour evaluation forms :

Roger & Mary Ellen Johnson,   Scandia, Minnesota

Parts of various tour evaluation forms / comments from tour members :

"...I plan business meetings and events for a living, you did a great job (as I should know)!
I was very pleased with the tour. We hope the whole family can go soon!" Nancy Grech, MN

"It was outstanding - great tour, we will be back again you can count on that! Jay Wittak Bessemer, Mich.

(Jay is the 2nd generation in his family who has gone on a heritage tour)

"I loved meeting the common everyday people, seeing their homes and work places, the folk artists, etc everyone was so very nice to me." June Beck Sydney, Australia

"It was a fabulous trip, I learned so much truly a Heritage experience!" Kelly Formanek Austin, Texas

"Enjoyed every day of the tour, seeing and visiting my ancestral village and meeting my relatives was priceless to me." B. McCaslan Neb.

Each detailed 2003 tour itinerary has a number of people from previous tours you can contact as a reference.

Actual comments taken from our 2001 tour evaluation forms: 

I would not change a thing, your emphasis on the culture and interacting with the locals was great… Doris P. AZ

I was impressed with the professionalism and thoroughness of the guide and information we received. L. Himebaugh DDS, MI

I was very pleased with the tour and thought we did more than expected, the guide was superior ! Mike Chvala, Pittsburgh, PA

What a lucky click to have found you on the Internet, I loved it all ! A. Betz Mich.

I liked the personalization, the non-treadmill type atmosphere, and unique events and places visited. J. Kunz Maryland

So much that we did was fabulous ! I loved the trip ! Mildred Lloyd, Omaha, NE

I am not a fan of tours, but you did it just right, with a small group and flexible, we really enjoyed it. J. Jakes Ohio

We were very pleased with the tour, and thought we got much more then expected ..Sophie and Doug Nolan, St. Ives, Australia

each detailed 2002 tour itinerary has a number of people from previous tours that you can contact for a reference

 


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